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230 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
+1 408-279-4888
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good57%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“kalua pork” (5 reviews)
“loco moco” (3 reviews)
“fried rice” (5 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
230 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is in Japan Town and it's a Hawaiian joint. I had the Kalua Pork quesadilla and it was big and good. The portions are huge and the food is tasty.

Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hukilau is very extensive with good Island foods. I ordered the Kalua pork Loco Moco and it was delicious. Others had the Teriyaki beef sandwich, Spam fried rice, and the kalua port burrito. I would definitely go back to this restaurant.

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came up to San Jose because I still have family in the area. The plan was to meet up with some high school friends and former coworker friends. This was the best place to do it since the vibe is always "aloha" and the...More

Thank heuster3
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We really enjoyed out meal! The staff was friendly and the atmosphere chill. I had the fish tacos (definitely preferred the grill version, high five to the staff for recommending I try one fried and one grilled). My wife had the chicken katsu curry. It...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Have you been to the islands and long for more of that great Hawaiian food, but can't find it? Well, if you're in the San Jose California area, visit Hukilau. It's located in an area known as Japan-town, or J town to many. I went...More

1  Thank Jim D
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We visited last Thursday for our sons 30th birthday. Love the sausage appetizer, kahlua pork quesadilla, fried rice and mac salad. Out of bread pudding (highly recommended) that night but macadamia nut brownie good substitute. Pineapple head mixed drink and long board beer on draft...More

1  Thank Carylgb2020
Reviewed 13 September 2016

First time eating here and won't be the last, we love Hawaiian food and this was the best outsode of Hawaii we have had. We had the Portuguese sausage appetizer and it was tasty but a little over cooked. The tako poke was tasty but...More

Thank louseuferer
Reviewed 11 August 2016

One of a few 'local kine' owned and operated, 'local kine' food in the south Bay Area. Great food! Prices and portions are well worth it. Lunch hour, when we visited, packed the place. Nice bar area. Old style Hawaiian décor, kinda eclectic (for me)....More

Thank Dennis Y
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Earlier this year my husband and I visited Hawaii. I enjoyed the Hawaiian food there and when I saw this restaurant, I started craving Hawaiian food. The restaurant was pretty easy to find and parking wasn't a problem for us. We were seated right away....More

Thank Kristen T
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We were touring Japan Town and came across this restaurant looking for something everyone could agree on. The moment we walked in it felt like ohana. Everything we ordered was totally delicious and the Tahitian beer is incredible!! We will definitely be coming back every...More

Thank geomct
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
21:30 - 11:00
21:30 - 11:00
22:00 - 11:00
22:00 - 11:00
22:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-4888
  • E-mail